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Poster: fleabag2 Date: Nov 15, 2010 6:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Music Please.

Did D. W. Griffith's motion picture "Intolerance" have a musical score, and if so, where can I find it?

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Poster: k-otic Date: Nov 17, 2010 12:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Music Please.

The only score, i know of, that comes close to the original is the one performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (1992), which is still under copyright.
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/02/movies/clues-and-adornment-the-score-of-intolerance.html

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Nov 16, 2010 1:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Music Please.

Probably you should get the dvd. I think Image Entertainment puts it out.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Nov 16, 2010 1:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Music Please.

http://www.silentera.com/video/intoleranceHV.html

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Poster: fleabag2 Date: Nov 16, 2010 4:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Music Please.

I was only asking where I might find the original musical score for the movie...NOT a DVD of it.

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Nov 16, 2010 4:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Music Please.

Great site, I visit it once and a while. However sometimes the reviewer their get it wrong as to whether the prints used for the dvds reviewed are 35mm or 16mm. It bugs me and they won't change their reviews.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Nov 17, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Music Please.

Chances are, as Intolerance is from 1916, there may have been a score composed. If there was, who knows if it survived, it's anyone's guess.

Personally, I don't think there was a score, but rather music was supplied by either a solo pianist or a small pit orchestra playing from a standardized book of cues. If not that, then a stack of recordings (mainly of classical music) was sent out with cue sheets indicating which platter should be played at which point in the film.

Scores written specifically for films were expensive and uncommon up until 1918 or so, and even then only appeared in very high-end productions.